Street-installation artist Mark Jenkins uses unlikely juxtapositions to shake people loose from their day-to-day expectations.
The streets of world cities aren’t just the backdrop for Mark Jenkins’ sculptural interventions; they’re also an integral part of the work itself. His clear-tape and more realistic mixed-media sculptures of animals, babies, and scraggly, Robert Gober-esque transients incorporate edifice walls, bent poles, and even garbage piles into site-specific subversions of the norm.
April 2008, Malmo, Sweden
October 2006, Fairfax, VA
June 2006, Washington, DC
National Cathedral School, Washington, DC, 2007
July 2006, Washington, DC
April 2006, Washington, DC
wonderful stuff. i loved the way he makes a statement using everyday scenery and actually making an intervation using elements that could be there. like the ducks and the guy asking for change in the corner. some of them are quite surreal and totally grabs the viewer attention. he was able to create work that provoked people’s reaction. his work will definally not go unnoticed and that’s the beauty of art. either repel or attract. love or hate. opposites. but never null.